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will ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 work with AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core

I am currently running AMD Athlon2 on ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 and wish to up grade my cpu to AMD FX6300 Black Edition 6 Core,will it work?I am looking for a better than current 3.2Ghz,hopefully nearer 4.0Ghz.
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  1. Yes, it will as long as you update the BIOS to at least 1401 version using the old cpu, then switch to fx6300. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/#support And because the MB only has the 4+1 power phase you can't oc to very high, but for 4.0ghz you will be no problem with cooling. Buy the cooler like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118098 to cooling the CPU and its surrounding components on the MB.
  2. cin19 said:
    Yes, it will as long as you update the BIOS to at least 1401 version using the old cpu, then switch to fx6300. http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A78LMUSB3/#support And because the MB only has the 4+1 power phase you can't oc to very high, but for 4.0ghz you will be no problem with cooling. Buy the cooler like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118098 to cooling the CPU and its surrounding components on the MB.
  3. Many thanks for concise answer,I will go ahead with purchase and upgrade my cooling!
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    Does the board work without a bios flash using this CPU? Like out of the box?
  5. If you buy both of them now, then they will work without the bios update.
  6. cin19 said:
    If you buy both of them now, then they will work without the bios update.


    What about the GTX 760?
  7. Yes, pcie3.0x16 is backward compatible with the pcie2.0x16.
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